Egrets and Heron Catching The Gator Taxis

Great Egret on Alligator at Gatorland 3-8-16 by Lee

Great Egret on Alligator at Gatorland 3-8-16 by Lee

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,” (Ephesians 5:15 NASB)

You saw this photo in Lee’s Three Word Wednesday, but now here is a video of these birds catching their “Taxi Rides” there at Gatorland, FL.

In the first part of the video, notice the Great Egret gives the gator a nudge to get moving and the gator raises its head up. I didn’t realize that the Great Blue Heron was standing on that same alligators submerged tail. Talking to one of the workers, she said every once in a while the gators get hungry. Birds are playing a very dangerous game, in my opinion.

Most times these alligators and birds get along fine. People are tossing food to them and so they abide each other. It is amazing how different critters get along. I can only imagine how it must have been when they were first created. There was no desire of the gators to eat the birds. Today, under the curse, it is a totally different situation. That condition shall come again in the future.

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. (Isaiah 11:6-7 NKJV)



Lee’s Three Word Wednesday



4 thoughts on “Egrets and Heron Catching The Gator Taxis

  1. What a neat article. And such a good object lesson on several different fronts: “Watch how you walk; Love your enemies; As much as it lies within you, be at peace with all; Be sober, be vigilant; and Step out in faith.”

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  2. In years past there have been a few drivers that I have ridden with who were about as risky as those “gator taxis” — by God’s kind providence I am still alive today, to tell the tale. But, unlike those egrets and herons, car passengers can’t just fly away when the ride gets too rough for comfort!

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